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UBERMORGEN.COM
[A/CH/USA, *1999]

UBERMORGEN.COM is an artist duo created in Vienna, Austria, by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard, a founder of etoy.

Detailed biography

Works

The works are part of EKMRZ-Trilogy consisting of:

1. GWEI – Google Will Eat Itself
2. Amazon Noir – The Big Book Crime
3. The Sound of eBay – enjoy the silence!

work 1.
EKMRZ-Trilogy by Ubermorgen.com

The Sound of eBay
title: The Sound of eBay
year of production: 2008/09
used technology (software etc): sc3 supercollider, html, javascript, perl

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The Sound of eBay

HOW DOES IT REALLY WORK?

We generate unique songs by using eBay user-data. You simply enter any eBay username (your own or someone else’s) and add your email address so we can notify you as soon as the song is ready for downloading. Then click „generate“ and our robots sprawl out into the net to collect data. Then the robots bring back the data to our sc3 supercollider soundgeneration-engine. Finally, the complex software-machine starts generating a score-file which is then transformed into your unique but uniform song and presented in teletext porn style! We sell out your human needs digitally…

STORY

First there was silence…
Then there was data…
But there was no story…
Just images and sounds…

Cities were built and a grid was laid on top of the topography

Within this global grid a company named eBay became the largest marketplace, with very local marketspaces. eBay is romantic and seductive, not like the local fleamarkets in Paris (Le marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen) but sexed up a million times bigger and spherically transcended, much more effective and thoroughly commercialized. We love it! “The Sound of eBay” is the affirmative high-end low-tech contribution to the atomic soundtrack of the new peer-to-peer hyper-catastrophic shock-capitalism.

CREDITS

Soundcoding Stefan Nussbaumer
Visualcoding LIA
Theorycoding Grischinka Teufl
Scriptcoding Erich Kachel

The project is supported by Rhizome.org commissions, BM:UKK (Austria), City of Vienna (MA7/Netznetz.net), The Austrian Embassy in Mexico, net culture lab, eine Innovationsinitiative von Telekom Austria, Jan Lauth, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, lo-res.org

work 2.
EKMRZ-Trilogy by Ubermorgen.com

artist/group: UBERMORGEN.COM, PAOLO CIRIO, ALESSANDRO LUDOVICO
lizvlx, Hans Bernhard, Paolo Cirio, Alessandro Ludivico

title: Amazon Noir – The Big Book Crime
year of production: 2007/08
used technology (software etc): php, html, javascript, perl

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Amazon Noir – The Big Book Crime

The Bad Guys (The Amazon Noir Crew: Cirio, Lizvlx, Ludovico, Bernhard) stole copyrighted books from Amazon by using sophisticated robot-perversion technology coded by supervillain Paolo Cirio. A subliminal media fight and a covert legal dispute escalated into an online showdown withthe heist of over 3000 books at the center of the story.

Lizvlx from UBERMORGEN.COM had daily shoot outs with the global mass-
media,Cirio continuousely pushed the boundaries of copyright (books are justpixels on a screen or just ink on paper), Ludovico and Bernhard resisted kickback-bribes from powerful Amazon.com until they finally gave in and sold the technology for an undisclosed sum to Amazon. Betrayal, blasphemy and pessimism finally split the gang of bad guys.

The good guys (Amazon.com) won the showdown and drove off into the blistering sun with the beautiful femme fatale, the seductive and erotic massmedia.

work 3.
EKMRZ-Trilogy by Ubermorgen.com

artist/group: UBERMORGEN.COM, PAOLO CIRIO, ALESSANDRO LUDOVICO
lizvlx, Hans Bernhard, Paolo Cirio, Alessandro Ludivico

title: GWEI – Google Will Eat Itself

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We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on a network of hidden Websites. With this money we automatically buy Google shares. We buy Google via their own advertisment! Google eats itself – but in the end “we” own it! By establishing this autocannibalistic model we deconstruct the new global advertisment mechanisms by rendering them into a surreal click-based economic model. After this process we hand over the common ownership of “our” Google Shares to the GTTP Ltd. [Google To The People Public Company] which distributes them back to the users.

EKMRZ-Trilogy by Ubermorgen.com